Did you know that most people die “intestate”, meaning they never actually made a will.

In effect this means that, they are leaving the Law to sort out their affairs when they die. The estate is distributed according to set rules, without any regard for what the individual may have intended. At worst, this could mean loved ones receive nothing and long-forgotten relations receive all.

How we can help you?

Wills do not take long to prepare and they are inexpensive. The benefits, both financial and emotional can be beyond measure.

Making a Will allows you to decide exactly what happens when you die. In many instances, a will can dramatically reduce your liability to Inheritance Tax. It can also prevent bitter family disputes and afford you peace of mind. Wills are not just for the old and infirm. Anyone who is married, in a civil partnership, living with a partner or has children should make a Will.

We will help you to ensure a smooth transfer of wealth from one generation to the next, and enable you to exercise as much choice and control as possible over your financial affairs.

Why it is important to make a will

  • Passing away without a Will

    Pass away without a will, there are certain rules which dictate how your money, property or possessions should be allocated. This may not be the way that you would have wished your money and possessions to be distributed.

  • Unmarried Partners and Partners

    Who have not registered a civil partnership cannot inherit from each other unless there is a will, so the death of one partner may create serious financial problems for the remaining partner

  • If you have children

    You will need to make a will so that arrangements for the children can be made if either one or both parents die

  • It may be possible

    To reduce the amount of tax payable on the inheritance if advice is taken in advance and a will is made

  • If your circumstances have changed

    It is important that you make a will to ensure that your money and possessions are distributed according to your wishes. For example, if you have separated and your ex-partner now lives with someone else, you may want to change your will. If you are married or enter into a registered civil partnership, this will make any previous will you have made invalid.

Services we offer

Probate and Inheritance Disputes

We understand how distressing contentious probate and will disputes can be, and offer prompt, sympathetic and cost-effective legal advice, ensuring your issues are resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Inheritance, Trusts and Tax Planning

We also provide clear, easy to understand advice on minimising, or avoiding the impact of inheritance tax.

Writing a Will

We can help your through the process of writing your will.

Advice

On Powers of Attorney.

Administration

Of estates and estate planning.

Shariah Wills

We can help you with all your shariah wills requiremnets

At Joseph & Khan Solicitors we will listen to you and take time to understand your individual requirements in order to provide innovative and tailored solutions for all your planning needs.

For your free consultation contact us today on 01422 648666 or email info@josephandkhansolicitors.com